New Words for the New Year

Each year my husband Rick and I each choose three words that will guide and inspire us through the course of the year. My words for 2015 were “create”, “celebrate,” and “energize,” and I was fortunate to have done a lot of all three. I still love those words and will carry their spirit with me into 2016, but they are action words guiding what I do.

For 2016 I have chosen “gratitude,” “mindfulness,” and “authenticity,” words that reflect the spirit that I wish to bring to everything I do, principles that will help me live more fully, more consistently with my values.  Words that remind me to be myself in the present moment, and never for a moment forget how lucky I am.

Happy New Year to all of you, and may you all have as much joy in your lives as I have in mine.

10 Comments

  1. Diana Foster

    Great words. Your work is so lovely. Visiting from Kim Klassen’s Be Still – One Year Wiser class.

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    • Anita

      Oh Diana, thank you so much for your lovely comments!

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  2. Beverly

    This is just perfect Anita…your 3 words for both years. I like that idea of 3 words instead of one…as it captures more areas to focus on. Wow, yours are just beautiful, as are you! I’ve linked your blog into my “feedly” list so now I can easily check yours.

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    • Anita

      Oh Beverly, you are such a sweetheart – thank you so much for your lovely comments!

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  3. Kristi

    Beautiful post and beautiful words Anita! Very grateful to have you and your friendship in my life!

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Kristi! And I and so lucky and grateful to have you and your friendship in my life!

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  4. Donna Milburn

    Oh Anita… your words for both 2015 and 2016 are so beautiful. Although we haven’t met in person, I am so blessed to have met you through the Studio Online. I look forward to getting to know you more. Your photos are always amazing…. love love love all your gorgeous flowers! Donna :o)

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    • Anita

      Oh, you are so kind, Donna – thank you so much! I feel so blessed to have met you as well, and both your wonderful, creative work and your beautiful, kind words are such an inspiration to me. Hugs, Anita

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  5. Ann Davis

    Anita,

    What perfect words for 2016 and actually for always. 3 of my favorite words. Your words for last year were wonderful. I am forever grateful you have come into my life.

    Ann

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    • Anita

      Oh my dear Ann, your kindness and support mean the world to me and I am equally grateful to have you in my life – you are truly a treasure, my dear friend! Hugs, Anita

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